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Old 05-10-2019, 07:59 AM
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IC 434 Horses for Courses

I know this DSO has been done to death but I did it anyway.
After missing the opportunity last year I plan to gather as much data as I can on it this year & put it behind me.
All frames were captured last night, seeing was good but of course my new neighbor had his floodlight on all night as usual.
18 x 600sec exp.binned taken with SBIG 8300C, William Optics FLT 98 @ F5, acquired & stacked with Nebulosity IV, processed in Photoshop CS2, autoguiding with PHD.
Some long stars in the corners & black is a little clipped. Colour saturation may not be to everyones taste but please feel free to comment &
thanks for looking.
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:22 AM
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Very nice indeed. Its a pretty mind blowing target to capture
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:54 AM
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Hi Tony,

I love this target and you’ve captured it beautifully. I think it’s one of those Nebulae that really lends itself to a bit of saturation so I don’t think you’ve taken it too far at all. Excellent work
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:58 AM
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I like it Tony, the color is rich but it gives it impact. Nicely framed too. Well done.
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:08 AM
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Super Image Tony , so much clear detail
Well done !!
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:56 AM
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Chris, Ryan, Michael & Martin, thank you all for your generous comments.
Apart from M42, I've yet to image any of the iconic DSO's which are emerging at present. M31, M33, M45 the Rosette etc. are all exciting new targets for me.
There's plenty of decent material being posted by you guys
on this forum atm, it's good to be part of it.
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:29 PM
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Damm Tony, thats an amazing image.

There is just so much detail and its such a clean image.

I dont think it can ever be over imaged, its such an interesting area.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:34 AM
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I love a good horsey, beautifully captured and processed.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:48 AM
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Very striking image of a classic neb.
You must be very pleased with the result and also excited by the prospect of adding more data this season. It has heaps of potential good luck Ant.
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:37 AM
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Damm Tony, thats an amazing image.

There is just so much detail and its such a clean image.

I dont think it can ever be over imaged, its such an interesting area.
Thank you Chris, very grateful for your feedback.

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I love a good horsey, beautifully captured and processed.
Thanks LIS, much appreciated.

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Very striking image of a classic neb.
You must be very pleased with the result and also excited by the prospect of adding more data this season. It has heaps of potential good luck Ant.
Thank you Ant, I was pleased with this image, it's a challenge to do justice to these iconic DSO's. I will post an update with more data at the end of season. Cheers & thanks to all for the positive feedback,
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Very good but you can do better.
Please submit more images using four times the data here. Well done..this region can never be overdone. I can't wait for it..I was going to go to bed early and get up for it...but realising I was sick I copped out...this is what happens when you get old...it's too hard..or I can't walk..my temp is up...miserable petty excuses.
You did well.
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Very good but you can do better.
Please submit more images using four times the data here. Well done..this region can never be overdone. I can't wait for it..I was going to go to bed early and get up for it...but realising I was sick I copped out...this is what happens when you get old...it's too hard..or I can't walk..my temp is up...miserable petty excuses.
You did well.
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More data on the way Alex
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Old 15-10-2019, 09:53 PM
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Awesome pic, I haven't got this one yet and cant wait for it to be up earlier in the evening. Saturation is fine I reckon. Such a striking target, theres a reason its been óverdone' and why I am going to go after it in a big way soon.
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Very impressive. A target I would like to have tackled and you have made such a great image . Colour and detail and framing are all spot on.
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Old 17-10-2019, 02:03 AM
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Awesome pic, I haven't got this one yet and cant wait for it to be up earlier in the evening. Saturation is fine I reckon. Such a striking target, theres a reason its been óverdone' and why I am going to go after it in a big way soon.
Thank you Paul for your reassuring feedback, looking forward to seeing your version on the forum. Don't let it gallop away from you .
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Very impressive. A target I would like to have tackled and you have made such a great image . Colour and detail and framing are all spot on.
Thanks Ray, it's definitely a bucket list job.
Best, Tony.
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That's a stonker for just 3 hrs of integration. The horsehead nebula is the one image responsible for me buying into astro-photography and I am slowly learning the technical aspects with my relatively modest equipment budget.
Great work with a lot of dust showing up. That one should go up on the wall!
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Really great!!! Regards, Fernando
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Old 19-10-2019, 06:00 AM
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That's a stonker for just 3 hrs of integration. The horsehead nebula is the one image responsible for me buying into astro-photography and I am slowly learning the technical aspects with my relatively modest equipment budget.
Great work with a lot of dust showing up. That one should go up on the wall!
Bruce.
Thank you Bruce, judging by your sig it looks like you have the gear to nail this target as well. I hope to get more data on this by end of season, then on the wall perhaps
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Really great!!! Regards, Fernando
Obrigado Fernando, céu claro para você na linda Belo Horizonte.
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Tony, thank you. Muito obrigado. A Australia deve ser linda. Não conheço. Minha filha cursou pos-doc em Perth. Gostou bastante.


Grande abraço, Fernando
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A very nice image.

As you say, everyone does it and so did I last year, but having improved some equipment issues I am going to hit it again this year and have a real go at it with everything I have learned in the mean time. I am not turned off by it being something everyone has a go at. it is there, so you might as well.

Last year I was having reflection issues which spoiled the image so I want to have another go.
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